Connections: Our Artistic Diversity Dialogues With Our Collections

29 August 2018–4 August 2019

Exhibition Overview

I’m Sorry / I Forgive You

To celebrate the 150 th anniversary of the Canadian Confederation, the MMFA has invited seven artists representing our cultural diversity to create a work that is inspired by its collection of global cultures. Emerging or established artists are invited to create a work representing trans-historical and contemporary dialogue in connection with the MMFA’s collection of Ancient African, Asian, Mediterranean, Oriental and pre-Columbian art. The laureates of the competition will be announced shortly. The creations will be unveiled as a prelude to the new wing dedicated to world cultures and coexistence. This major reorganization of the collections is planned for 2019 on the upper level of the Jean-Noël Desmarais pavilion. An exhibition organized by the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, and supported by the Canada Council for the Arts program New Chapter.

(Photo: Arwa Abouon, I’m Sorry / I Forgive You, Libye-Canada, 2012. Paris, Institut du monde arabe. © Photo Courtesy of Arwa Abouon)

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